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Previewing the Saturday foursome matches at the Presidents Cup

Shane Bacon
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Nothing changed on Friday, with both the International and American teams splitting the points and leaving the U.S. up 7-5 before the big day on Saturday. We open it with the foursomes, where captains had to sit two players each. The United States are sitting Steve Stricker and Nick Watney. The Internationals will be without K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang. Here are who will be facing each other in the early matches.

Match #1: Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson vs. Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy: Rookies? What rookies? The Double B's are 2-0-0 so far this week, and look like anything but first-timers in this event. They will be facing some tough Australians in Allenby and Ogilvy, but it wouldn't surprise me to see these two add another point for the red, white and blue.

Match #2: Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar vs. Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa: A mix-up group for the Americans and a team for the Internationals that hasn't won a point, but the good thing for Greg Norman's decision here is in Thursday foursomes, Els and Ishikawa were 4-under, but just ran into a really hot American team that beat them.

Match #3: Hunter Mahan and David Toms vs. Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel: This American team has been together for every match, and while they looked good in this format to start, Goosen and Schwartzel were red-hot on Thursday as they took down the same guys they'll be playing on Saturday.

Match #4: Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson vs. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi: Tiger has never started a Presidents Cup 0-2-0, and has only lost three matches straight once, so he will be out to prove something, but they're facing arguably the toughest twosome in this tournament. Look for the Internationals to continue to mesh here as it'll be tough for Johnson and Woods to sneak this point out.

Match #5: Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk vs. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day: The "old guys" sure have looked great this week in Australia, winning both their matches and continuing to get better. The only scary thing for the Americans has to be Lefty's shaky putter, that seemed to fade towards the end of their match. Badds and Day have looked more and more comfortable and that putt Aaron made on the 18th green had to give him tons of confidence.

Golf kicks off on The Golf Channel at 3 PM ET on Friday.

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